on Marian McPartland Piano Jazz, Sunday, August 21st, 7:00 p.m.
Recorded at the BBC in London, Marian welcomes jazz's royal couple -- John Dankworth and Cleo Laine. Dankworth made his name as an alto saxophonist, bandleader, and arranger; while his wife, contralto Cleo Laine, is accomplished in opera, lieder, pop music, and jazz. Laine sings McPartland's "In The Days Of Our Love," and the trio gets together for "Lady Be Good."
Murfreesboro, TN – LEBANON-BASED NOVELIST MICHAEL LEE WEST LOVES CRAZY LADIES. THAT'S THE TITLE OF HER FIRST NOVEL NOW IN PAPERBACK AND A NEW FOLLOW-UP MAD GIRLS IN LOVE. OUR RANDY O'BRIEN RECENTLY TALKED WITH THE MIDDLE TENNESSEE AUTHOR ABOUT CHARACTERS WITH MINDS OF THEIR OWN AND WHY BITSY WENTWORTH WON'T LEAVE HER ALONE.
Trained in the classical tradition of Franz Liszt, but nurtured on Art Tatum and Nat "King" Cole, Oscar is the standard to which many pianists aspire. This show examines his career from his origins in tough neighborhoods of Montreal, to his work with Norman Granz's Jazz At The Philharmonic, to his influential trio with bassist Ray Brown and guitarist Herb Ellis, to becoming a solo artist. Peterson will celebrate his eightieth birthday on August fifteenth.